Will of Henry Hurst

Contributed by Renee Schaeffer

Will Book C page 24, 5 Jan 1819, Fleming Co.

In the name of God Amen! I Henry Hurst of the County of Fleming and the State of Kentucky being weak in Body but of sound mind and memory, blessed be God, do this fifth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & ninteen make this my last will and Testament in manner following

First that is to say first I give to my well beloved wife Ann Hurst my best Bed and furniture her choice of a cow and her chest I give and bequeath to my son Fielding after the death of my wife Ann all of my Real Estate (that is to say) all the Land I now possess & the appurtenances thereto, and it is my will that my son Fielding occupy the land and support his mother during her natural life or pay her forty dollars per year and let her live with any of her children whom she pleases, and it is my will and I do order that in three years after the death of my wife Ann that my son Fielding pay to the rest of my children herin after named the sum of two hundred dollars to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike and it is my will that all my personal or moveable property be equally divided as follows (that is to say) between my son James Hurst and my son Landy Hurst and my son John Hurst and to the Heirs of my son Henry Hurst deceased and to my daughter Sarah Gardner and my son William Hurst and my daughter Aggy Gardner and my daughter Mary Crim share and share alike and it is my will if my wife Ann live longer that my son Fielding it is my wish that the land on his part or portion bequeathed him be sold and equally divided among the rest of my Children and their heirs. That they pay to my wife Ann sixty Dollars a year during her life and it is my will and I so order and direct and empower my executors herin after named or the survivor of them to dispose of my property and pay and discharge the several Legacies herin before given or bequeathed. And I do make and ordain my son James Hurst and My son Landy Hurst Executors of this my last will and Testament In witness wherof I the said Henry Hurst have to his my last will and Testament set my hand & seal the day and year first above written.
                                                             Henry  X  Hurst
                                                                  his mark
Signed, sealed, published by the said Henry Hurst as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us who were present at the signing and sealing thereof
Truman Day
Ackley Saunders
L. Triplett
Jno M. Triplett
James S. Triplett
Codicil to the above will of Henry Hurst
   I do hereby revoke as much of the above will as requires my son Fielding Hurst to pay in three years after the death of my wife the sum of two hundred dollars as therin directed. It is my will that he have the land in said will divised to him forever without being subject to pay any thing whatever to any of my children. Paying however to my wife during her life the sum directed in said will to be paid to her.  Given under my hand and seal this 24th day of August 1822
Henry   X   Hurst
In presence of                                          his mark
Wm Kennan
L. Triplett
At a Court held for Fleming County on the 7th day of Oct 1822
   This will and the codicil thereto annexed were produced in Court and proven the will by the oaths of Truman Day and John H. Triplett, and the codicil by the oaths of William Kennan and Lawrence Triplett, who were witnesses to the respective writings and said will and Codicil were ordered to be recorded which is done.
   Test Joshua Stockton clk